We are all familiar with the embarrassment and annoyance of forgetting someone's name or losing the car keys. As we get older, we become concerned that memory lapses like these might mean approaching dementia!The Memory Bookis a fascinating look at the marvel of the human memory. It explains how it functions and describes the different types of memory processes. Along the way, the book dispels common concerns about memory lapses and memory loss. The Memory Bookis packed with tips and techniques to ensure that we can continue to manage our memory well and stay fresh and alert.Topics covered include how the brain creates memories, how to improve storage and recall of memories, normal ageing and memory lapses, the difference between Alzheimer's and normal memory loss, the importance of names, and how to keep learning new skills throughout life.